Graduate Diploma of Information Technology GradDipInfoTech
About the course
The information technology (IT) industry is already large and continues to expand, with employers actively seeking appropriately qualified IT professionals.
The Master of Information Technology (MIT) course is designed to cater to both those who currently work in the industry but have no formal qualification and those with tertiary qualifications in another discipline and little information technology background but who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career.
The MIT is also designed to meet the needs of practising information technology professionals, to enable them to further develop their level of expertise in particular and cutting edg' areas of the profession.
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the design, implementation, and management issues involved in the application of IT.
The MIT aims to provide advanced training in information technology for graduates with either IT or non-IT backgrounds.
Students without IT will be given a general coverage of the IT discipline before proceeding on to more advanced material. All students will be encouraged to undertake a specialisation, and a project is possible .
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology has two principal objectives:
* to provide the skills for graduates to be proficient in the use of information technology and information systems to professionally develop solutions to real world problems
* to provide sufficient theoretical and conceptual background and associated skills to people already working in industry to use information technology more effectively as part of their jobs, and to deal effectively with information technology professionals who provide services to them.
In addition to the objectives of the Graduate Diploma, the Master of Information Technology aims to provide training in cutting edge information technology for IT professionals wishing to upgrade their qualifications and/or skills.
The Master of Information Technology has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the academic requirements for full professional membership.
Entry and exit points
The MIT may be viewed as consisting of two stages:
Stage one is comprised of postgraduate subjects and is equivalent to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.
Stage two consists of Master level subjects. Some applicants may enter directly into stage two by receiving credit for all of stage one.
On completion of eight subjects, which consists of six core and two other IT elective subjects, a student may graduate the MIT course with the award Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.
On completion of 16 subjects, a student will graduate with the Master of Information Technology. The extra eight subjects (beyond stage one) will be chosen from the Master level information technology subjects offered by the University.
Up to two subjects may be chosen from non-IT subjects with the approval of the Course Coordinator. These would normally be related to information technology in some way.
The Graduate Diploma is an entry and exit point from the Master degree. Students with such qualifications will be given the appropriate number of subjects credit. Conversely, students may choose to exit the Master course without completing it and be awarded one of these two qualifications.
Applicants may be granted credit for up to a maximum of eight subjects from the Master course.
Applicants will be granted credit for up to a maximum of eight subjects if they have:
* an undergraduate (or Honours) degree with specialisation in IT, or
* eligibility for full membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)* or
* a postgraduate diploma in IT at an acceptable level
* Full membership of the ACS requires both an educational and industry experience component. The amount of experience varies from two to four years depending on the level of accreditation of the educational component.
Other bases for the granting of credit (within the normal credit limits) would be the successful completion of appropriate graduate level prior studies or through existing credit transfer arrangements including IT industry certificates such as the Microsoft Certified training programs.
Study at CSU Study Centres
The Master of Information Technology course is available through the CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne for domestic and international students.
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To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points for the Master degree and 64 points for the Graduate Diploma.